Arsenal’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, top centre right, dives in vain as Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel, second left, scores his second goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Liverpool 2 Southampton 0: The Anfield Wrap
For our free podcast looking at Liverpool 2 Southampton 0, Neil Atkinson hosts Rob Gutmann, Chloe Bloxam and Goal.com‘s Neil Jones…
Here’s what Jonesy had to say in his post-match column: “Leicester beware. Liverpool are still fighting. Despite everything, despite the knocks and the setbacks and the injuries, the Reds are still there.
The race for Champions League qualification goes on. Jurgen Klopp’s side simply had to win here and they did, Sadio Mane’s header and Thiago Alcantara’s first goal in English football giving them a battling 2-0 victory over Southampton at Anfield on Saturday evening.
With Leicester surprisingly beaten at home by Newcastle 24 hours previously, it means Liverpool have closed to within six points of the fourth-placed Foxes with a game in hand.
And Leicester’s final three fixtures, in case you had forgotten, are away to Manchester United, away to Chelsea and at home to Tottenham. Ouch.
Liverpool will surely, at the very least, need to win all four of their remaining games, starting at Old Trafford on Thursday. They have not won there under Klopp, of course, but this would be an ideal time to alter that.
They need to get to 69 points, by hook or by crook. It is the only chance they have.” For more on Liverpool 2 Southampton 0 as well as reaction to all the news and events that matter to you, including interviews with and documentaries featuring LFC players and staff past and present, subscribe to TAW Player…